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About UFP Technologies

UFP Technologies is an innovative designer and custom manufacturer of components, subassemblies, products, and packaging primarily for the medical market. Utilizing highly specialized foams, films and plastics, UFP converts raw materials through laminating, molding, radio frequency welding, and fabricating techniques. The Company is diversified by also providing highly engineered solutions to customers in the aerospace & defense, automotive, consumer, electronics and industrial markets.

Position Location: Newburyport, MA


The Benefits Manager will be responsible for designing, analyzing, implementing, managing, and communicating a comprehensive benefit program that is competitive, compliant and aligns with the Company’s business objectives. The Benefits Manager ensures that these programs support the company’s growth strategy, business objectives, and talent acquisition and retention goals, while maximizing total compensation value and responsibly managing the Company’s investment.

Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources this is a key position that will manage group insurance benefits (health, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability, and flexible spending accounts), leaves of absence and assist in the development and maintenance of compensation programs. This position will provide management oversight to a benefit administrator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Benefits: Responsible for the development, execution, and communication of all benefit programs; including benefits administration process, vendor management, annual benefits plan strategy and design, annual open enrollments, new hire enrollments, and qualifying events.
    • Manages the annual renewal processes including collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to ensure benefit offerings are competitive, affordable and in compliance with local and federal regulations.
    • Negotiates with and manages valued relationships with broker and vendor partners, ensuring services are delivered within agreed upon service expectations.
    • Participates in benefit surveys on an ongoing basis to forecast trends and make recommendations for future benefit designs to attract and retain employees.
    • Consults with Corporate HR and site HR partners to ensure benefit offerings meet employees' needs to enhance engagement.
    • Serves as main point of contact for benefit carriers and assists with escalated employee questions and issues related to benefit plans, eligibility, and enrollment.
    • Monitors existing compliance regulations and emerging governmental legislation related to benefit programs and labor laws, including ERISA, COBRA, HCRA, ACA, and HIPAA. Ensures completion of regulatory reporting and audits.
    • Reviews all benefit plan contracts (SPD / SBC), ensures Wrap Document is in compliance and current. Coordinates with brokers on the filing of the 5500’s.
    • Provides guidance to site HR partners in their communications with employees in relation to the employee's benefit plans. Manages communication efforts and tools for employees to be well informed of their total rewards package available to them.
  • Leave of Absence / Disability Administration: Oversees FMLA and disability administration; plays key role with HR site partners in the education and coordination of leaves.
  • Employee Communication: In partnership with the Sr. HR Business Partner of Talent and Organizational Development, develops communications and education for managers and employees to understand total rewards philosophy and company practices.
  • Compensation: Partners with the Vice President of HR in the development, execution, communication, and administration of compensation programs. Ensures pay is externally competitive, internally equitable, and legally compliant. Investigates and recommends resolution on classification questions and Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) exemptions.
  • Performance Management: Partners with the Vice President of HR in the performance management planning processes; ensures consistency, compliance and support of the company's program and strategy; supports the administration of merit and bonus program.
  • Retirement Plan: Assists in the administration of the differed compensation and 401k plan.

Qualification Requirements:

  • BA or BS in Business Management, Human Resource Management, or related field.
  • 5+ years of benefit design and full scope benefits administration including health, dental, vision, flexible spending, life, and disability plans.
  • 3+ years of strong functional expertise in benefits program design and administration is required.
  • 2+ years of compensation design and implementation experience required.
  • 2+ years managing HR professionals is required.
  • Experience in self-insured and fully insured benefits plans, as well as HSAs and HRAs required.
  • Experience in manufacturing industry, a plus.
  • Experience with retirement plans, a plus.
  • Strong working knowledge of benefit laws and government regulations including Section 125, ERISA, HIPAA, FMLA, COBRA, ACA, and HCRA.
  • High proficiency with HR Databases (ADP WFN preferred) and Microsoft Office including PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Compensation experience in manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Relevant certifications, such as CEBS or SHRM CP/SCP or compensation professional credentials preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, a plus.

Skills and capabilities:

  • Ability to design benefit programs which balance employee engagement/needs, cost effectiveness, and legal requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral, as well as presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills and with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter, ability to organize, prioritize and juggle multiple tasks while meeting and/or exceeding deadlines.
  • Analytical thinking and good problem solving.
  • Takes ownership, drives accountability of self and others, and passionate about continuously improving processes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure with rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to research and analyze information as required.
  • Ability to handle confidential data with discretion and integrity.
  • Ability to travel up to approximately 5-10% of the time or as needed.
  • Acts with discretion and understands what information is able to be communicated to what audience.

Office location: This position is an on-site / in-office position with flexibility to work from home a day or two a week from time to time. 

UFP Technologies offers a competitive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401K with a matching contribution, paid time off, paid holidays, employee discounts and much more!

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UFP Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.